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Italy Bus Plunge Death Toll Rises to 39

July 29, 2013

At least 39 people died after a tourist bus crashed through a guard rail in southern Italy Sunday evening, local media reported.

The accident happened near the city of Avellino in Campania region at around 08:30 p.m. local time (1830 GMT), when a bus carrying 48 tourists from nearby towns ran over some cars.

Local police told Italian television RAI news that 39 passengers were killed, including several children.

The driver was reported to be among the dead, while nine others were seriously injured and being treated at local hospitals.

Source: Copyright China Economic Information Service (Xinhua) 2013

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